Peppermint Oil. That fresh scent that reminds you of waking up in the morning and brushing your teeth. Besides toothpaste and breath freshening chewing gum, peppermint has many health benefits. This plant is a versatile oil just like geranium and lavender.
Aromatherapists recommend this oil to be used for a variety of health ailments. One could use peppermint to help sooth a upset stomach, or even to give a cooling sensation.
Here are my Top 5 Recommended Uses for Peppermint oil:
- After Sports. Ever feel like the room is too hot after playing a game of soccer? Coming home to a fresh scented peppermint oil room will help people feel cooler. Peppermint oil has natural antimicrobial properties that could help prevent sweaty people from transmitting germs to each other.
- Increasing Energy Levels in the morning. Ever feel like you couldn’t get out of bed? Just like lavender helps people relax and fall asleep, peppermint oil diffused in a room can help a person transition from sleepiness to waking up and starting the day.
- Clearing a Stuffy Nose. Using peppermint oil during the cold season could also help clear blocked airway passages. You can mix peppermint oil with eucalyptus oil to create a homemade vapor similar to vick’s vapor rub (but organic).
- Soothing Skin Irritations. Ever just feel really itchy? Using peppermint oil and lavender mixed together in a diffuser can help a soothing sensation in room to make an atmosphere more relaxing and calm eczema like symptoms.
- Headaches. Besides drinking a glass a water, sometimes headaches just don’t away. Using a diffuser with your favorite scent plus some peppermint can help get your mind at ease. Some aromatherapists believe that peppermint can help circulation. Remember icy hot? That cooling sensation is where peppermint can help a headache like sore muscles to icy hot. A diffuser scent is also a great way to help kids relax from a headache that won’t go away.
While peppermint is a great homeopathic solution to many ailments, its always advised to talk to your physician about your current health and drug interactions. Only your physician can tell you whether or not a specific health ailment or prescription would be affected by various essential oils.